Durable Solutions Initiative launched in Ethiopia
The Durable Solutions Initiative is a platform for collective action with the Government in the lead to find durable solutions for internally displaced persons
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Muferihat Kamil, Minister of Peace for Ethiopia, said, “We can make commitments to operationalize the Durable Solutions Initiative. We will continue to respect the rights of IDPs to make their own decisions about their preferred solutions.”
"The Durable Solutions Initiative provides a platform to connect life-saving humanitarian action to the longer-term development efforts of the country. The DSI is development oriented and fully respects the humanitarian principles.If our interventions are conflict sensitive, investing in durable solutions for IDPs will help to prevent future conflict," said Mr. Steven Were Omamo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. for Ethiopia.
The Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI) has been developed by the Government of Ethiopia, the United Nations, international, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and donors for communities affected by recent internal displacements in the country. Modeled after good practices in other countries, the DSI in Ethiopia seeks to provide a principled operational framework to guide the work of all partners on durable solutions in the country. Its ultimate objective is to enable conditions conducive for all internally displaced persons to rebuild their lives in sustainable ways.